Sure you can freeze your fishing bounty, but making jerky out of salmon is a delicious—and easy—way to preserve an especially good catch.
What to buy: In order to get nice long pieces of jerky, it’s best to work with a side of salmon instead of individual fillets. If you catch the salmon yourself, this shouldn’t be a problem; if you buy it, just ask your fishmonger for a side—and don’t forget to request that he or she remove the skin and pin bones as well. See our guide to types of salmon for more on the different varieties of the fish.
Game plan: If you have a conventional oven, you can proceed with the recipe as laid out below. If you have a relatively new, digital oven, look to see if you have a “dehydrate” option under the convection setting—it will ensure even air circulation as the salmon dries.
The jerky will last up to 1 month when refrigerated in an airtight container. Bring to room temperature before eating.
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